Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oak Hill Elementary School

Friday I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Oak Hill Elementary School in Severna Park, MD. It had been awhile since my last school visit, so I had to blow some dust off my professional clothes. But the kids were great and all went well.

After a couple large group presentations in the cafeteria, I visited the third grade classrooms to teach them how to make their own collage ninjas.


Here's one of Magoo's best buddies, N. N and his family used to live down the street from us and it was his wonderful mother, Sara, who organized my visit down.

Here's a few more awesome ninjas. Honestly, all the kids do such a great job and I always get soooo many photos of great ninjas. Maybe I should open a Flicker account and post them all there?


Big and small ninjas love purple!


After my large group presentation, I had a few minutes to cool out, so I went to the library. The media specialist there was great. She wanted to see how well the fifth graders had listened and sprung a pop quiz on them based on ANYTHING I said during my talk.

Some questions:

What kind of pet do I have? Answer: cat.

Where is the book set? Answer: Japan

How many copies of the book were made in the first print run? Answer: 8000. SOme kids answered 80,000. I wish!

I'm happy to report that most of the kids got 100%!!!

Thanks so much to everyone at Oak Hill! I had a wonderful time meeting you all!

Tomorrow: more highlights of our trip to Baltimore. (Cue theme to The Wire. When you walk through the garden .....)

5 comments:

Angela said...

Hee hee. That looks like an awesome Ninja presentation. Congrats Julie!

Julie_c said...

Thanks. It's good to be in the saddle again.

Heather said...

I always love seeing all of the different Ninjas :)

WRS said...

Thanks so much for your visit. Will loved making Ninjas with you and spent the weekend reading his new book over and over.

Julie_c said...

Will was so great! I really enjoyed working with him!